Château Calon Ségur, Saint-Estèphe

Château Calon Ségur, Saint-Estèphe

Château Calon Ségur is one of the finest properties in Saint-Estèphe. There are fifty five hectares here, in a single walled vineyard, which has remained constant since before 1855. After hundreds of years of family ownership, Calon was acquired in 2012 by Suravenir, a large insurance group that forms part of the larger Crédit Mutuel Arkéa. They have invested heavily in the winery, the cellar and the château itself. The new winery is hugely impressive and the wines have moved on to a completely new level. The property now has huge renewed momentum, although the second wine, Marquis de Calon, is still a little under the radar. The blend has a higher percentage of Merlot than the Grand Vin and offers silky, forward drinking fruit, balanced with typically elegant tannins.